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Mugabe delighted to see Bona wed

22/02/2014 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Focused and determined ... Bona Mugabe
 
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PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe says he is happy man to watch his daughter, Bona, wed, a feat he never dreamt of witnessing in his lifetime.

Mugabe, whose child from the first marriage with the late Sally, Nhamodzenyika, died decades ago, had no hope of seeing any of his  children wed in his lifetime.

In a pre-recorded interview with the state broadcaster to mark his 90th birthday, Mugabe said he was delighted to watch his daughter Bona, from his second marriage, wed despite his advanced age.

“We are really happy as a family, she has made us proud, you know,” said the veteran leader.

“Considering that I married … my second marriage when I was in the seventies, I had no hope that I will see my children grow old like this.

“As a family, when you have a child in the family, you will be afraid whether she will succeed or not, you will be taking care from childhood, going to school and now old enough to start a family.”

The Zimbabwe leader married Grace in 1996 after the death of Sally in 1992 although by then, Bona had been born already.

With Grace, Mugabe has three children, Bona - named after Mugabe’s mother - Robert Jnr and Bellarmine Chatunga.

Of the three, Bona, according to Mugabe, is more focused and determined in whatever she does and is now a holder of a Master’s Degree in Accounting from a Singapore University.

Bona, 24, is expected to tie the knot with pilot Simba Chikore on March 1, 2013 at Mugabe’s plush home in Borrowdale Brooke at a fabulous and opulent event, with several dignitaries expected to attend.

According to a report in the South Africa-based Beeld newspaper, Bona’s wedding is set to a cost almost R50m with transport expenses alone pegged between R3m and R4m.

The report said a wealthy SA diamond dealer was involved in the arrangements, adding everyone had to sign secrecy agreements in a bid to prevent details leaking out.

Flamboyant and charismatic Prophet cum Preacher of the United Family International Church (UFIC), Emmanuel Makandiwa, last weekend donated a whopping $10,000 dollars to Bona’s bridal party.

A massive marquee tent has already been pitched at Mugabe's home ahead of the event which is expected to be attended by around 5 000 guests, among them "most African Heads of State and leaders.



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The wedding is expected to rival that of the President's with Grace in August 1996.

Bona completed traditional marriage formalities with Chikore at the family's Zvimba rural home in August last year, with the Qatar Airways pilot said to have paid $35,000 in bride price.


 
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